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Wasted appointments lead to controversial new system in Leighton Buzzard surgery

A new appointment system at Leighton Road Surgery in Leighton Buzzard has caused outrage, with frustration centering on the triaging of patients before they get to see a GP.

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Shocking figures reveal 12 year olds self harming in Central Bedfordshire

A boy “of four or five” starting school in Central Bedfordshire didn’t know his own name, it’s been revealed.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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Honouring Luton’s glamorous Gemma with ‘Pretty Muddy’ run for breast cancer

Friends and family of a strong Luton woman who battled cancer with “pink lippy” and charity t-shirts are taking on a mud challenge in her memory.

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L-R: Rachel Holmes ( manager), Chris Halsey, Tracie Bellis , Vivienne Rodgers and Lisa Charter (manager)

Breast Cancer Care’s flagship store celebrates ‘huge success’ and first anniversary in Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard’s Breast Cancer Care was delighted to celebrate its first anniversary, complete with cake and pink party bags.

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The mums ready to go!

Heath and Reach mums over the moon with support for breast cancer charity

A spirited team of Heath and Reach mums proudly donned pink stetsons and cowgirl bras to march round London and help beat breast cancer.

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Alex (left) and Oli (right)

Leighton lads’ three charity challenge spices up with curry night

Two kind-hearted Leighton lads are on a mission to raise money for not one, but three charities, their challenges kicking off with a hot and spicy curry night.

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Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

More money will have to be spent on Central Bedfordshire’s infrastructure if the council is to provide the kind of area residents will want in 20 years’ time, it’s been claimed.

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Seth

‘Thank you Leighton-Linslade for your support for Seth!’

Determined Leighton Buzzard grandparents completed a 192-mile charity trek after being inspired by their grandson’s brave battle with Cystic Fibrosis.

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‘Change unfair charges’ pleads Luton nurse

A Luton-based nurse has called for action to axe fees paid by overseas nursing staff to allow them to use NHS services.

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The 35 medicines that will NOT be available on NHS prescription by end of this month

The NHS will be banning free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot by the end of this month.

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Courageous Stoke Hammond mum wins bodybuilding competition after Crohn’s battle

A professional bodybuilder from Stoke Hammond has won her first competition after a long battle with Crohn’s disease, encouraging others to “achieve their dreams”.

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VIDEO: Inspirational deaf Bedford teenager shines like a star in singing competition to become YouTube sensation

A teenager who is severely deaf is set to become a singing sensation on YouTube.

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Daniella with her medal after she completed the London marathon

Marathon effort raises thousands for Aspire

A Stanbridge woman was inspired to run the London Marathon by her dad who suffered a severe cycling accident.

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‘Megamover sheets’ used to free patient from Linslade home

A patient from Linslade was freed from their home using rope rescue equipment, a titan stretcher, an aerial platform and megamover sheets, according to Beds Fire and Rescue Service.

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Below average obesity and excess weight in Leighton Linslade

Levels of obesity and excess weight are below average in Leighton Linslade when compared to other wards within the Central Beds area.

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New disability sports for Leighton-Linslade’s super ‘Yes We Can’ project

The Rotary Club of Leighton-Linslade is delighted to announce that the next stage of its disability sports programme kicks into action this spring.

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Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Social enterprise company chief executive Dawn Hewitt is on a mission to raise £21,000 for the charity she’s been involved with since its inception 21 years ago.

Environment

REVEALED IN PICTURES: Animal group slams farm near Leighton Buzzard which supplied Nando’s, Lidl and Asda after chickens seen living next to corpses in cramped and squalid conditions

Shocking images taken by animals rights campaigners show the squalid and cramped conditions of chickens living at farm near Leighton Buzzard which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s.

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LISTED: The conditions you can’t get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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